Prionace Cantor 1849 (blue shark)

Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae

Alternative spellings: Carcharhinus (Prionace), Carcharias (Prionace)

Invalid subtaxa: Carcharias (Prionodon) Müller and Henle 1841 [replaced name], Prionodon Müller and Henle 1841 [replaced name]

Full reference: T. E. Cantor. 1849. Catalogue of Malayan fishes. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 18(2):981-1443

Parent taxon: Carcharhinidae according to L. V. Compagno 2005

See also Cantor 1849, Chapman and Cudmore 1924, Chapman and Pritchard 1904, Eastman 1904, Hay 1902, Jordan 1963, Leriche 1942 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Abdounia, Alopiopsis, Aprionodon, Carcharhinus, Eogaleus, Galeocerdo, Glyphis, Hypoprion, Isogomphodon, Lamiopsis, Loxodon, Misrichthys, Nasolamia, Negaprion, Physogaleus, Rhizoprionodon, Scoliodon, Scoliodontinae, Triaenodon

Subtaxa: Carcharias (Prionodon) aculeatus Carcharias (Prionodon) egertoni Carcharias (Prionodon) incidens Carcharias (Prionodon) javanus Prionodon antiquus Prionodon carolinensis Prionodon egertoni

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Chile (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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